Mulbury has handed over 84 homes at a scheme of over 150 new properties in Kew, Southport.
The milestone marks the completion of the second phase of the Fernley Green development, which has been under construction since 2017 and will ultimately see Mulbury create 153 properties on behalf of Torus.
Redeveloping a former brownfield site on land adjacent to Southport Hospital, Fernley Green is a multi-generational, multi-purpose development suitable for first time buyers, families and downsizers.
It offers people the chance to live in a sought-after area of Southport without overstretching themselves financially, with the site’s mix of two to four-bedroom houses and two-bedroom apartments available through shared ownership, as well as affordable and private rent.
It has recorded high levels of demand, with many properties being reserved off-plan.
Glyn Fazackerley, construction director for Mulbury, said: “We have built a great relationship with Torus and we’re thrilled to be supporting its aspirations to create a broad mix of quality homes across the region. The homes at Fernley Green offer local people genuine choice over the type of home they want to live in, creating a thriving community in a desirable location.”
Discussing the scheme, Group Head of Developments at Torus Developments, Anna James, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Mulbury on this development and to be continuing our working relationship on our Flowers Lane development in Leighton, near Crewe.
“As a Group, we collaborate with partners who share our values and put our customers and future residents at the heart of everything they do. As such, Fernley Green has, and continues to be, built in a way that encourages the growth of a strong and diverse community.
“I for one, can’t wait to see Fernley Green complete and this latest landmark in its development is another step closer to seeing the affordable housing offer in Southport bolstered with the types of homes that are genuinely needed, built for the people who need them.”
Continuing, Torus Group Head of Sales, Jeanette Grady, said: “Fernley Green showcases the need for a variety of ownership and rental options – specifically Shared Ownership – in new developments.
“In light of recent global and national events, increasing access to more affordable housing options has never been more important as we work to tackle the housing crisis. Shared Ownership has increased in popularity over the years, however, with the financial implications of COVID-19 affecting people across the country, it has become an ever-more viable and desirable option for a lot of people.
“This mix of tenure has certainly contributed to the success of Fernley Green, with homes being reserved off-plan before completion. The trend for more flexible options in the housing market is one that will likely grow and adapt with customers’ requirements and as a socially-focused Group, a trend we will continue to stay abreast of and lead in the region.”